Nov 18, 2012 12:30pm PST
someone to be trusted. he revealed himself in that 47%, and paul ryan did the same thing talking about takers and givers. what he did it is disconfirm t -- just to confirm that this is who he is. >> where does the party go from here? does it need to brebuild? >> yes, it needs to rebuild. romney and the republicans have become the rip van winkle party could they have awakened from their slumber to find that there are black and brown people in america and the jews and asians, and somehow they have all been given the vote. how did this happen? [laughter] they have been bribed. they have been giving gifts to these strange people. >> they are all special interest groups. they are not part of the whole. nine people getting some relief - -- young people getting some relief -- >> but you have responsible republicans saying we need to reach more to hispanics -- >> marco rubio said yesterday, "i don't know these people who don't want to work." these republican governors, if you are in a gerrymandered house is to, you could do the 47%. if you are part with any presidential aspirations, you
Nov 18, 2012 12:00pm PST
, but how far are you willing to go? would you turn down the kind of budget slashes that paul ryan wants to make, or are you just budgeting on the tax side? >> no, here's the deal. the number i would throw back to you is in the survey we concluded, 35% of republicans said they would forgive their republican member of congress if they voted to increase tax rates as long as the increased revenue went to solve the problems, not to go to more spending. and i think that that's the key. but i agree with scott, you know, the president sort of made fun of mitt romney's five-point plan, but i tell you what, if the democrats are willing to give on tax simplification, and some people will pay more taxes, and then they bring a more serious proposal on the table to entitlement reform, there is a deal that can be had. i think both the president and speaker boehner have indicated they're willing to give that a shot. >> thank you, gentlemen. good to see both of you and thanks for your work on behalf of the american people. congressman steve nortorette of ohio and congressman john ridgelle from virginia.
Nov 18, 2012 11:00am EST
. there's simply -- there's nothing coming out. that's all we have. >> and his running mate paul ryan did give one interview saying urban turnout was really high and that's the reason his ticket lost the election. i'm just wondering whether or not -- okay, they lost. they're not happy about it. but don't they have any ability to look forward as opposed to being defined by leaks. >> well, friends like these in terms of the donors who leaked, i want to get back to president obama and the press conference with president obama. let's contrast that with the press conference that was led by jan crawford where the press coordinated the questions with mitt romney with regard to the 47% comment and asked him relentlessly to explain himself and defend himself for that closed door remarket this was during the campaign. fast forward, here we are this week and we have these sort of ping-pong questions about global warming when the real question here is been ga city, libya, what have you, the petraeus scandal and susan rice, which you're now saying was at your direction when she didn't have the facts.
Nov 18, 2012 6:30pm EST
what happened. paul ryan said yesterday, the reason we won is we did well in urban areas. ok. we won wisconsin. we won jamesville his hometown by 4 points and he lost it by 10. it's not an urban area. so it's disturbing within eight days that there's still this thing about that gift, gift to contraception to women. if that's your diagnose and it has eerie echos of the 47%. again, to the thing of soul searching. governor romney's obviously going off the stage. others that will be facing voters in 2014, 20 service will be most prominent in deciding a direction. i think that that would be concerning to anybody out there in the republican party is thinking, ok, how do we get more square with the country as it exists today? >> because we just talked about these two episodes, moments in the campaign and there were others in the campaign. i think technology played an interesting role in both of those moments. i would love to hear that in just a moment. for example in a previous era, the 47% videotape might not have been made or it might have been an audiotape only and then it would have
Nov 18, 2012 3:00am PST
still the greatest. >> and democrats win and picked representative paul ryan. >> i tell you, you're going to hear-- when i wrote this out. nobody knew who was going to be running on the republican ticket and i had written his name down and when they picked romney, i thought i've got to live one year, four months knowing i failed and suddenly picks as his running mate paul ryan. if you asked me and i said to roger ailes at a press conference last week, i don't know what made me, i could not give you an answer. >> you've been doing this for years. did you put money down on this? and. >> no, no, i want to tell you something, folks, if you're looking in and we've known each other for years, i know these are good people and they're flaky, but i love them. and those are the only interesting things and-- >> and you call this, you call it synethesia. >> when i read thoughts i hear them in my mind. it's if you sense something like, if you see something you might hear it or if you feel something you might taste it. it's a transformation and a lot of musicians have this as a gift. it's interes
Nov 18, 2012 2:00pm EST
was asked a question by paul ryan. this was years ago. paul ryan posed a question. he said, "wouldn't it be a good idea to introduce personal savings accounts? and wouldn't that put social security on a more stable, secure footing, going forward? when this improve the solvency of the system?" alan greenspan's response had to come as a surprise to the congressman. he said, "i would not say that social security is on on sound footing today, because there is nothing to prevent the federal government from creating all of the money it wants and paying it out to someone." that is a quote. the issue, he said, is, will the real sources be there in the future for retirees when they are needed? he turned the focus away from financial resources, which can always be there, to the real resources, which is what we should be focusing on -- employing people, producing the capital, the goods for the next generation, having the real resources. it is what matters. it is time we realized that the federal government is not like a household. the u.s. dollar comes from the u.s. government. it doe
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explained how the 715 million tax cut in spending stimulus that even paul ryan supported was good public policy while obama's $787 billion tax and spending stimulus was freedom crushing statism and death of the american free enterprise, but, you know, that's the beauty of being in the minority. in reality, the stimulus was really early evidence thatc'Ñ oa was pretty much what he said he was, a data oriented left the center technicrat, a change the system outsider, govern to work the system insider. the first evidence that despite the flowery talk, he understood that bills that don't pass congress don't produce change. the stimulus is producing change. the wrap on obama was that he was a words guy, but he's more of a deeds guy. you know, it's not producing perfection, but making things better and better is better than worse. before the stimulus, 20% of the doctors used the lek tropical records. it'll reduce cost, improving care. it directed 7 million americans out of poverty reducing poverty for another 32 million americans who are already poor. a homelessness prevention program that kep